The opposing impulses of creation and destruction mark the touchstone of the Hungarian-born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann’s practice, which continues to evolve and manifest itself in the shift from representation to abstraction.
Sam Falls works intimately with the core precepts of photography –namely time, representation, and exposure – to create works that both bridge the gap between various artistic mediums and the divide between the artist, object, and viewer. Working symbiotically with nature and the elements, Falls’s artworks are engrained with a sense of place indexical to […]
JEFF KOONS is a MOCA commissioned mini-documentary on the career of artist Jeff Koons, directed by Oscar Boyson.
Barbara Kruger discusses her mural Untitled (Questions), on view on the north facade of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. This project was initiated by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach and is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson. This installation of Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Questions) is generously supported by an anonymous donor.
Join us as we visit the internationally praised, multifaceted artist Sterling Ruby in his Los Angeles studio. In this video, you can watch the American artist at work and hear about his approach to art: “I like the idea that what I’m doing is an abstraction of something I am experiencing in real life, but […]
Jenny Saville is a hugely successful international artist best known for her monumental depictions of the naked female form. Saville draws upon a wide range of sources in her work, including medical and forensic textbooks, children’s drawings, graffiti and online images, as well as celebrated paintings and drawings of the past. In more recent years, […]
Find out what Keith Haring’s friends were like and hear his favorite music by watching this video Nelson Sullivan made at Keith’s New Year’s Eve Party welcoming 1984.
Drip Discovery @ Jackson Pollock Estate “Well, I think that within the group we considered (Pollock) always a great artist. There was a certain rivalry between him and de Kooning. And there was, of course, a group, you know, that would consider him the greater of the two.” Interview with Leo Castelli conducted by Barbara […]
“Laval creates a disturbing emotional wilderness, drawing us as viewers into his bush of ghosts with a sense that anything could happen—a couple doing it in the road, a threesome engaged on a mystic highway, a goddess as figurehead on the vehicle in the car chase. Voyeuristic, atavistic, altruistic”.
Chester Pannell interviews Sharp regarding his subway graffiti in New York City, which at the time was rather controversial and debated as a form of art. His paranoia is understandable, as anyone actually living in the year of Orwell could relate. A restored version will be released in the far future. Feb. 1984, episode #34.
“It is also to remind people that the condition of “evil” or trauma exists only in the post-event and that we do not recognize, as Arendt mentions, the force of its implication while it is being formulated”
“I think some contemporary subcultures can offer a kind of phrenological shortcut back to different epochs and their manners of appearance”